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Times A Little Behind

By Eric Richardson
Published: Sunday, April 22, 2007, at 06:07PM
Pershing Square WIFI Eric Richardson [Flickr]

The Times runs a pretty standard piece today on the dangers of public wifi. Inside the article, though, they include this head-scratcher:

T-Mobile, which charges about $10 a day for HotSpot use, is working to get more people to use them. Last month, the company finished installing a system at Los Angeles International Airport that covers 3.8 million square feet of space, making it one of the largest Wi-Fi deployments in the world.

Also, free Wi-Fi hot spots are being added to more outdoor areas by cities. Fullerton and Long Beach already have them, and there are plans to install a system at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles.

I understand that the average person might think the Pershing Square wifi isn't there, given how light of use I'd suspect it gets, but a staff writer for the Times? I thought they did research into articles like this. The Pershing Square WIFI has been live for nearly two years now.

Photo from the April 28, 2005, opening taken by Curt Gibbs of Experience LA.

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